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  Posting date: September 13, 2017
Study Questions Sustainability of GM Soy Production in Argentina
This study finds a conflict between the so-called success of the “soybeanization” of Argentinian agriculture in terms of production and profit records, and the long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability of this model of production.
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  Posting date: September 06, 2017
Broadening the Debate on the Development of Cisgenic Plants
This paper underscores the importance of broadening the scope of the debate on emerging plant breeding technologies, such as cisgenic GM plants.
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  Posting date: May 09, 2017
Reported Contamination by GM-Ethanol Corn in Nebraska
Enogen, a genetically modified corn for ethanol production, has reportedly contaminated non-GM white corn grown in Nebraska that is used to make flour, presenting risks of market rejection for non-GMO and organic corn growers.
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  Posting date: March 08, 2017
Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Increase Weed Management Costs for GE Cotton Farmers
A study of U.S. GE cotton producers analyzes the before and after weed management costs following the emergence of weed resistance on their farms, and finds that the average costs of managing weeds is increased by US$98 per hectare.
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  Posting date: November 09, 2016
GM Delivers No Advantage in Crop Yields After 20 Years
A new analysis has found that GM crops in the US and Canada have shown no discernible advantage in yields nor led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides when measured against non-GM varieties in Western Europe.
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  Posting date: May 10, 2016
Assessing Sustainability of GM Crops and Socioeconomic Considerations
A study using stakeholder consultations on the sustainability of cultivating GM potato in Norway provides important findings for the development of frameworks and guidelines for assessing the sustainability and socio-economic considerations of GM crops.
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  Posting date: February 19, 2016
Integrating Socio-Economic Considerations into Biosafety Regulations
An analysis of socio-economic considerations in biosafety regulations in 34 countries reveals the significant challenges, opportunities and needs involved in ensuring an effective, holistic and democratic integration.
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  Posting date: December 30, 2015
GM Crops Bring Bare Benefit to Farmers
This report examines the impact of GM crops on farmers and finds that they have not increased yields or farm incomes, have reduced seed diversity, constrained seed exchange, and imposed additional burdens of herbicide-resistant weeds and GM contamination.
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  Posting date: August 19, 2015
Comprehensive Studies on the Social Impacts of GM Crops Seriously Lacking
A review of 99 journal articles on the social impacts of GM crops in agriculture has found that very few are comprehensive in nature, focusing mostly on economic impacts in the Global South and presenting rosier results than warranted.
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  Posting date: March 11, 2015
Transgenes Found in Small Farmers’ Maize Seed Supplies in South Africa
A study has detected maize transgenes in informal seed supplies of smallholder farmers in Eastern Cape, South Africa, demonstrating the difficulty in preventing transgene flow where crops are grown close by and where seed saving and exchange are common.
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